About Us


The Lykos World mission is to promote academic and athletic performance following an educational template that is over two thousand years old.  This template is called, the Heroic Ideal.


For more than ten years, I have helped underachievers salvage their academic careers and have helped increase the competitive performance and prowess of student-athletes in North Central West Virginia.  The principles of the Heroic Ideal were also applied in a small business I operated while attending college. So successful were my efforts that it helped me graduate free from college debt, twice! 

Later, the principles of the Heroic Ideal were applied to a medical facility where I was employed as an X-ray Technologist.  This resulted in increased employee morale and productivity as well as customer satisfaction. My youngest daughter was one of my first student-clients.  She signed with Garrett College to pitch softball after graduating from Bridgeport High School.  Then she transferred to the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore. If the Heroic Ideal worked for my daughter and others, it will work or you!

Simply put, the Heroic Ideal can be applied in any sport or vocation.  I am available to come and speak to your organization about the Heroic Ideal.  For more information, please do not hesitate to give me a call.

Mr. Mac 

The Heroic Ideal

We are working hard to finish writing a book describing the Heroic Ideal and hope to soon have it published.  You are welcome to download and read the first chapter of my book here.  Just click on the icon at right.


A number of cultures followed the Heroic Ideal. The principles of the Heroic Ideal are also found in the Holy Bible.

"Mr. Mac"

Teacher/Performance Coach

Bob McDaniel is a licensed teacher with six years of experience in public schools and ten years as an adjunct professor for Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.  He still serves as a professor in adult education at Monongalia Technical Center in Morgantown, West Virginia.  His teaching endorsements include general science (5-12), chemistry (9-12) and physics (9-Adult). 


Bob also worked over forty years in the medical field.  He graduated from Fairmont State with a Master’s Degree in Education (Special Ed) in May 2013.  Never an idle person, Bob was once dubbed a ‘Renaissance Man’ by one of his college professors. 


Bob received an honorable discharge from active military service in 1982 where he received training in Tae Kwon Do and distinguished himself as a small arms marksman.  He received an Outstanding Young Men of America award in 1988 and has twice been nominated for the Disney Teacher Award.  Among other accomplishments, Bob served as a facilitator for a student-led research team that constructed and operated the first known documented ion-propulsion engine by high school students in West Virginia.

Bob and his wife of thirty years live in Bridgeport, West Virginia where they attend Fellowship Bible Church.  Together, they have two daughters.  Erin (a graduate of Fairmont State University) and Caitlin (a graduate of University of Maryland-Eastern Shore).